A Room of My Own

A Room of My Own

by Ann Tatlock

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Virginia, the young daughter of a wealthy doctor’s family, sees her life forever altered by the Great Depression. Forced to give up her own room so that relatives can move in, her resentment at those circumstances is altered as she helps her father, who spends his spare time giving medical attention to the people of “Soo City.” Soo City is a makeshift camp near the Soo Line tracks. But her father’s goodwill clashes with powerful people who wish the camp destroyed. The violent strike of workers in the grain mill district brings tragedy to the strikers, and the father is severely wounded while helping the people of Soo City as the police are clearing out the camp. What happens next will astound you!

“In this seamless and well-researched narrative, Tatlock provides a compelling look at the Depression through a child’s eyes. At the same time, she accurately conveys the exuberance, naivete, humor and optimism typical of young teens.” --CBA Marketplace

Foreign editions in the following languages: Norwegian, Dutch

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982206584
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Publication date: 02/11/2011
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 428
Sales rank: 817,035
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Ann is the author of eight novels. Her books have received numerous awards, including the Christy Award, the Midwest Book Award and the Silver Angel Award from Excellence in Media. She enjoys teaching and serving as writing mentor at numerous conferences and workshops throughout the year. Ann lives with her family on the side of a mountain in beautiful Western North Carolina. You can read more about her work at www.anntatlock.com.

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A Room of My Own 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
CoraJoanBurgett on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"A Room of My Own" takes place during the Great Depression. The main character is 13-year old, Virginia, daughter of a prominent physician whose life is forever altered by the Great Depression as it sweeps across the country into her community and home. Ginny follows her father into the world of hunger and poverty in a makeshift camp along nearby railroad tracks, where men with no hope of work struggle to survive with their families. Giving medical aid alongside her father, Virginia begins to learn the true lessons of life. In reaching out to these people Virginia develops a strength of character and compassion that will change the direction of her life.I have heard of the Great Depression all of my life but never understood the human suffering that it involved in the lives of millions of hard-working people. The story reminds me of what's going on in America today (Nov. 2008) with Savings & Loan failures, the auto industry gasping for breath, and ordinary people in jeopardy of loosing their homes. This book leaves a real impact on your thought process.
debs4jc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Virginia has always lived a comfortable life as the daughter of the town doctor, so the biggest change that the Depression brings is that she has to move out of her room to let her Uncle Jimmy & his wife have it. But she soon learns that others have it a lot worse off, when she accompanies her Pa to "Soo City", a shantytown down by the railroad tracks.
Angelian More than 1 year ago
This book takes you right down to street level of the depression.  Although the book follows a young girl during the depression, and the beginning of union formations, the thing that hit me was the realism.  If they taught history this way, I might not have struggled with it so much!  This author writes in a way that you feel exactly what the characters are feeling- the doctor, the people fighting to unionize, the homeless, and the young girl that the story works around.  My only negative was that I wished the book moved a tad faster, but that aside- this is a wonderful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thrilling adventure of a young girl who is familiar to the harshness of the real world . Her beloved father is a docter and decides to help a hobo camp called soo city. the camp goes through many harshnesses but in the end in a tragic war over life and death her father ends up in a coma {read to find out what happens}
SandyAL More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. For people who also love history they will find this book very interesting. I love the way Ann Tatlock give a history knowledge in her books in addition to the christian message.